Published: 2005 by Headline Review (first published 1996)
Read: April 2013
Trivia Tidbit: Originally a BBC television series written by Neil Gaiman & Lenny Henry (aired 1996 on BBC2), also adapted for stage and radio
Yes, it's fantasy, so maybe that's not your thing. If fantasy is your thing, you've probably been all over this for a long time. But if it's not, try this one. This might be the one that convinces you. Because if you turn your head at a certain angle and squint your eyes, maybe you can see your world from a different viewpoint, and that can make all the difference. Recommended.
Favourite quote (there are multiple treasures throughout, but this is one I will take with me): "So the day became one of waiting, which was, he knew, a sin: moments were to be experienced; waiting was a sin against both the time that was still to come, and against the moments one was currently disregarding. Still, he was waiting." (p230)